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Timber Furniture Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Production Furniture vs. Handmade Furniture: Which Is Better?

With the ever increasing popularity of mass-produced furniture, consumers seem to have forgotten that their furniture options are not limited to what furniture stores offer. For the discerning consumers, they favor handmade furniture for its quality and exclusivity.

While handmade furniture takes a little more time and effort, in the end you will find that it is all worth it. Custom made furniture are crafted with the highest quality materials and by their very nature designed to last a lifetime. This kind of heirloom quality is not overlooked by custom furniture enthusiasts. Production furniture, in comparison, can be cheaper but doesn’t always hold well after some years of use. In fact, there is a misconception that handcrafted furniture is much more expensive than production pieces. While it is true that there are many cases when the price of a production piece is less than a custom built piece, this can be misleading because as the old adage goes, “you get what you pay for.” Production pieces do not guarantee quality and a design that transcends time like custom furniture does. With handmade furniture, you can be sure that it will stand the test of time and can be passed down from generation to generation. If you are considering handmade furniture for the first time, you will enjoy the freedom and satisfaction of being involved in the planning and design of your unique piece of furniture.

What is Red Cedar?

Red Cedar is a forest tree which generally grows throughout southern Asia and Australia. The timber is reddish brown in colour and very highly valued by woodworkers. Red Cedar is easy to work with, lightweight, has amazing resistance to decay and takes a good coat of paint. All of which translate well into furniture making.

Throughout history, red cedar has been extensively used for furniture, canoes and shipbuilding. Today, homeowners can enjoy the same quality craftsmanship of red cedar furniture in traditional, classic and modern designs. At Anderson’s Cedar Furniture, we offer world-class red cedar furniture custom built to suit your specific needs.

What are things we should consider when buying built to order furniture?

The first step is to determine what your needs and requirements are. What is the style you are looking for? And how much space do you have to work with? When shopping for a built to order furniture, consider the design of the other furniture and accessories that need to complement your custom piece.

Secondly, find a reputable furniture maker that you can trust to turn your vision into reality. Anderson’s Cedar Furniture showcases the finest furniture artisans in Newcastle. Consider discussing your needs with us. For over 24 years, our craftsmen have provided top quality built to order furniture to our valued customers. Our built to order furniture is made using premium solid hardwoods handcrafted with precision and attention to detail.

Finally, you need to consider your budget. Anderson’s Cedar Furniture offers a no obligation free quote and consultation that will provide you with several options to suit your requirements and budget.

Is custom built furniture right for you?

Today, more and more homeowners are going the custom built route when it comes to decorating their homes. One of the benefits of custom built furniture is that you don’t have to settle for anything less than your true vision for your home decorating. Don’t be pressured to compromise because you couldn’t get what you originally wanted for your home from your local furniture stores. Perhaps you need a new piece of furniture to match your existing furniture, or have a uniquely shaped or sized area in your home that demands a custom piece of furniture. Whatever the case, we are here to help.

Custom built furniture allows you to have control over all aspects of your furniture’s design including its size, style, wood species, hardware and finish. You can be sure that you are not getting commercially-produced furniture. Custom built furniture is not built with inferior material. In its place are high quality wood and other materials well-constructed by skilled artisans. At Anderson’s Cedar Furniture, you will get all these, plus, a personalised consultation to discuss your unique needs.

What is french polishing?

Most wooden furniture is durable as well as timeless, but when subjected to everyday living, it can be an easy target for blemishes, marks and damages. Anderson’s Cedar Furniture offers French polishing services for these kinds of surface damages. Whether you have traditional or modern furniture, antique or fairly new, we can restore your furniture with our top quality French polishing. It is suitable for use on all dark woods and light woods.

Our team is skilled in the art of French polishing and has handled all kinds of furniture including, but not limited to: china cabinets, bedroom furniture, dining tables, bedside cabinets and coffee tables. No job is too big or too small, so contact us for your French polishing and restoration needs.

Did you know we can create modern and antique style furniture?

Are you looking for modern furniture to match your equally modern lifestyle? Or do you just appreciate modern furniture for its sleek and contemporary styling? Anderson’s Cedar Furniture can help you customise the furniture of your dreams.

Many homeowners today are opting to decorate their rooms with modern furniture because of space and convenience concerns. Modern furniture presents advantages such as comfort, practicality and space-saving qualities. It is dynamic and can work with different sized homes from sprawling houses to small apartments. Modern furniture pieces look smart and stylish, making them the perfect furniture pieces to transform living rooms and bedrooms. They also provide better storage and organisation which are very useful for small urban homes.

Modern furniture is also great for offices as it is attractive and conducive to productivity. Whatever your needs and wishes are, don’t hesitate to discuss your ideas with us. It will be a pleasure to work with you to design a modern solution to fit your specific needs.

Did you know we can create traditional style furniture?

Do you like traditional furniture for its timeless appeal and elegance? If so, Anderson’s Cedar Furniture is for you. If you’re like us, you love traditional furniture pieces for their rich warmth and classic aesthetics. At Anderson’s Cedar Furniture, each sensuous curve and intricate detail is like giving tribute to time and history. We take great pride in our work and would love to create a special piece for you. Whether you’re looking for something to put in your bedroom, dining or living area our custom built pieces are lovingly and immaculately handcrafted from the best solid wood.

If you have a design in mind, or have been looking everywhere for a particular piece of traditional furniture, let us know. We appreciate our customers for their individual taste and preference we consider it an honor to provide an exceptional piece that is finished to perfection.

If you’re rediscovering or just starting to appreciate traditional furniture, you will find that it adds depth and comfort to rooms that are otherwise cold and lacking in character. Traditional furniture pieces also make a great investment as they are built to last generations.

Eucalypt Timber

Australian hardwood timber species are in a league of their own – no other country can compare when it comes to diversity, density, colour, and character of our hardwoods. We have many years experience making hardwood dining tables and other furniture from these extraordinarily beautiful timbers.